Is an international driver's license required to rent a car in Portugal?
No, it is not a requirement if you have a valid driving license from your home country, the EU or the EEA. However, they are recognised in Portugal.
What is the minimum age to rent a car in Portugal?
The minimum age to rent a car is 25, but those younger can pay an additional fee to rent a car.
Are there additional fees for young drivers in Portugal?
Yes, if you are aged 18-23 then there is an additional charge.
Can I rent a car with a debit card in Portugal?
While some rental agencies might accept debit cards, we generally recommend using a credit card for car rentals in Portugal. Credit cards frequently offer superior protection and may also necessitate a security deposit.
Is it common to drive a manual car in Portugal?
Yes, manual transmission cars are more common in Portugal. However, we offer both manual and automatic rental options.
Do I need extra insurance when renting a car in Portugal?
By renting a car with us, a level of insurance is already included. Check your booking terms or speak with our team to clarify your details. Many customers opt for additional insurance to cover themselves further.
Can I pick up a rental car at Portugal airport?
Yes! We allow you to pick up your vehicle from the Lisbon, Faro and Porto airports.
What type of fuel do rental cars in Portugal use?
Though diesel is more common in Portugal, we offer both diesel and petrol rental options, so choose whichever you would prefer.
Are tolls common on Portuguese roads?
Yes, manual and electronic tolls are on many of the major roads in Portugal.
Can I drive the rental car to other European countries?
Yes, we allow you to cross into other countries, but please pre-arrange this with the booking team. We do not allow ferry travel.
Are child seats mandatory for young passengers?
Yes, child seats are mandatory for passengers under 12 or under 135 cm in height in Portugal.
It's important to ensure the safety of young passengers by adhering to these regulations. We offer child seats for an additional fee which you can request when making your reservation.
What are the speed limits in Portugal?
The speed limits in Portugal depend on the type of road. The maximum speed in cities is typically 50 km/h.
On country roads, it is 90 km/h. On highways, it is 120 km/h. However, these limits may change, so it's crucial to be attentive to road signs indicating the speed limit.
Can I return the car to a different location than where I picked it up?
Yes, we let you drop off your car at a different location from where you picked it up.
Can I extend my rental period after picking up the car?
Yes, you can extend your rental period. Contact the booking team to ensure the car is available and to arrange additional payment.
What should I do in case of an accident or breakdown?
In the unfortunate event of an accident or breakdown, contact the rental your local team immediately.
Are there restrictions on where I can take the rental car in Portugal?
Depending on your vehicle and deal, you may have a daily mileage limit. Read your agreement carefully and contact our team if you an unsure on your specific arrangements.
What if I return the car late?
We have a one-hour grace period from when your car is due to be returned. If it id
returned after that, then an additional day will be charged.
Can I cancel my reservation without penalty?
Yes, we offer free cancellation at any time.